August 4, 2011 RSS feed / Local & State

Branch Library Wins $5,000 From CS Bank

The Community State Bank of Orbisonia presented a check for $5,000 to the Hustontown Branch of the Fulton County Library Tuesday as one of five winners in its 60th Year Anniversary Community Success More...

Commissioners, Teacher Discuss Veterans Display

The Fulton County commissioners sat down with a history teacher from the Forbes Road School District Tuesday to discuss a long-range plan to erect a display in the courthouse honoring local veterans.  More...

Community Rallies To Honor Knepper

Ben K-5K raises more than $5,500

Thinking back to June 13, 2005, when his youngest son, Ben, was lost in a car crash, Dick Knepper said, “Apparently God needed him more than I do.”  More...

Unmanned Army Blimp Brought Down In Pa. Woods

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A remote controlled, unmanned reconnaissance blimp launched from Ohio by defense contractor Lockheed Martin was brought down last Wednesday in a controlled descent in the woods of southwestern Pennsylvania after it was unable More...

Senior Center Lunch Menu

Fulton County Senior Center lunch menu for the week is as follows:  Monday: S&S meatballs, rice, carrots, wheat bread, applesauce.  Tuesday: sloppy joes, baked beans, coleslaw, bun, pudding.  Wednesday: lasagna rollup, broccoli, to More...

Man Jailed After Drunken Cooking Leads To Fire

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Will New Rules Cure U.S. Addiction To Foreign Oil?

President Obama on Friday unveiled a new set of vehicle fuel- efficiency standards that put the U.S. More...

Transportation Funding Report Delivered To Governor

Transportation Secretary Barry J. Schoch, P.E., on Monday delivered the Transportation Funding Advisory Commission (TFAC) final report on long-term transportation funding options to Gov. Tom Corbett.  More...

Franklin Financial Second-Quarter Earnings Decline

Franklin Financial Services Corp., the bank holding company of F&M Trust Co., reported earnings of $1,758,000 for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. More...

Earns Degree

Julie Doyle of Blairs Mills graduated July 16 with a 3.8 grade point average from the Univeristy of Phoenix.  Doyle earned a Doctor of Education degree with a major in curriculum and instruction.  The commencement ceremony was held at the More...

Library Corner

New fiction at Fulton County Library in McConnellsburg includes “Monument to Murder” ( large print) by Margaret Truman, “Friendship Bread” (large print) by Darien Gee, “The Devil’s Light” (large print) by Ric More...

In Memory

ANDERSON  In loving memory of Janice Ann Sheehan-Anderson, who died unexpectedly in August of 2001: We all go through life needing love Weather the storm with someone who cares But when that someone is above It moves you to a tear. More...

Cards Of Thanks

MORT  I wish to thank Cowans Gap state employees, Travis Mellott, Walnut Grove Church and friends and neighbors for the food, prayers, visits, monetary donations, trips to chemo, flowers and any other acts of kindness that may have been missed d More...

Raffle Winners

The raffle results for the Wells Tannery Homecoming are as follows:  $75 Sheetz gift card: Jerry Wright.  $50: Linda Truax.  Rocker: Vivian Wright.  Hurricane lamp: Ken Keebaugh.   More...

Girl Scouts Hold Day Camp

Girl Scouts of Fulton County and Mercersburg held their annual Day Camp June 13-17 at a new location this year: Cowans Gap. More...

Marriage Licenses

The following couples applied for marriage licenses at the local courthouse during the past week:  Jeffrey Wayne Curtis, 21, Warfordsburg, and Jennifer Beth Mellott, 18, Warfordsburg.  Evan Dallas Brant, 20, Harrisonville, and Emily Ruth C More...

August Is Pennsylvania Produce Month

Pennsylvania vegetables are at their best

August is Pennsylvania Produce Month. For the sixth year, the Pennsylvania Vegetable Marketing and Research Program, along with vegetable growers across the commonwealth, will be celebrating Pennsylvania Vegetables at their Best during August. More...

Western Pa. Community Reconsiders Deer Feeding Ban

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A western Pennsylvania community is once again considering imposing a ban on feeding deer to deal with a surging population of the animals.  Commissioners in suburban Pittsburgh’s Ross Township narrowly rejected su More...

Pennsylvania Bridges Plagued With Problems; Some May Close

OAKMONT, Pa. More...

Living Flag Created At Shanksville

A “Living American Flag” was created June 16 in Shanksville, Pa., to honor the heroes of Flight 93. Organized by Janie Baer, president of the Pennsylvania Chapter of N.A.P.U.S. More...

Harrisonville Area Man Charged With Rape, Assault

Preliminary hearing set for LD Keebaugh Jr.

A Fulton County man currently registered as a sex offender through Megan’s Law was arrested last month on additional sex allegations dating back to the late 1990s.  More...

Celebrity Bocce Ball Tourney Scheduled

Special Olympics hosts event set for August 11

The telephone lines in Fulton County will be burning up this week, as officials from Special Olympics of Pennsylvania get personal commitments needed to finalize their team roster for an upcoming Celebrity Bocce Ball Tournament.  More...

Health Tips For The New School Year

As the new school year gears up and to-do lists get longer, make sure to put your child’s health on the list.  Updating vaccinations, scheduling annual physicals and alerting your child’s school about allergies and illnesses are cruc More...

Pa. Man Convicted Of Killing Ex, Her New Beau

PITTSBURGH (AP) – A Pittsburgh man has been convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for killing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend three years ago.  An Allegheny County jury on Wednesday convicted 57- year-old Wendell Jones in the More...

Things To Know Before Renting An Apartment Or House

More Americans than ever are renting homes, due to factors ranging from a tough housing market to people moving for new job opportunities.  Whether you are considering renting a house or apartment, there are many things to consider before signin More...

Livestock Reports

GREENCASTLE July 25

Slaughter steers: high choice and prime 2-3, 1252- 1448 lbs., $116 to $118; choice 2-3, 1192-1448 lbs., $116 to $118; choice 2-3, 1192-1440 lbs., $112.50 to $116.50; select 1-3, 1080-1314 lbs., $102 to $107.50.  More...

Summer Grilling Tips To Make Meals Sizzle

The dog days of summer need not be comprised of hot dogs alone. More...

Celebrates Third

Emma Elizabeth Viener celebrated his third birthday Friday, August 5, 2011. More...

SF Elementary Room Assignments

PRE-K Mrs. Godizen - 212

AM Students   Sosefina AhLoe, James Bard, Camden Barton, Kath-erine Ebersole, Leland Fox, Caden Hixon, Che Joshua Lopez, Garrett Price, Braelynne Shives, Kerrigan Trail, Paytin Wachter. More...

SOUDERS

In memory of Merrill and Daphne Souders, August 4, 1991, and August 4, 2007.  Miss and love you,  Judy and family   More...

WILT

In memory of Joshua Timothy Wilt Jr., August 21, 1993 – August 3, 2008: If tears could build a stairway And memories were a lane I would walk right up to heaven To bring you home again No farewell words were spoken No time to say goodbye You we More...

Trees Planted At Flight 93 Crash Site In Pa.

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) – The first trees donated by organizers of the Sept. More...

Latest Batman Movie Begins Filming In Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh politicians are calling the third installment of director Christopher Nolan’s Batman films another step in the city’s makeover from Steel City to Hollywood destination.  More...

Southern Recipes, Local News Online, And Movie Music

Martha Hall Foose, a charming storyteller and cookbook author, released another Southern-flavored volume this spring titled “A Southerly Course.” (Her first cookbook “Screen Doors and Sweet Tea” earned her a James Beard Award. More...

On Pa. Farm, Cows Live A Luxury-Oriented Life

COOPERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Rolling Spring Farm owners Charlie and Denise Bean are trying to milk their cows for all they’re worth. More...

Deeds Recorded

The following deeds were recorded at the local courthouse during the past week. More...